levis

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See also: Levis, Lévis, and Levi's

Esperanto[edit]

Verb[edit]

levis

  1. past of levi

Ido[edit]

Verb[edit]

levis

  1. past of levar

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Italic *leɣʷis (with possible contamination from *breɣʷis), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁lengʰwih₂-, from *h₁lengʰu-, from *h₁lengʷʰ- (light). Cognates include Sanskrit लघु (laghú), Ancient Greek ἐλαφρός (elaphrós) and ἐλαχύς (elakhús) and Old English lēoht (English light).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈle.wis/, [ˈlɛ.wɪs]
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

levis (neuter leve, comparative levior, superlative levissimus, adverb leviter); third-declension two-termination adjective

  1. light (not heavy)
  2. quick, swift
  3. fickle
  4. dispensable
  5. trivial, trifling
Declension[edit]

Third-declension two-termination adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative levis leve levēs levia
Genitive levis levium
Dative levī levibus
Accusative levem leve levēs
levīs
levia
Ablative levī levibus
Vocative levis leve levēs levia
Antonyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Uncertain. Possibly from Proto-Italic *lēju-, *lēiw-i-, from Proto-Indo-European *leh₁y-u- (smooth) and cognate to Ancient Greek λεῖος (leîos, smooth, plain, level, hairless, soft), Ancient Greek λίς (lís, smooth).[1] Or from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ley- (slime, slimy, sticky) and cognate to Latin līmus (mud, slime, muck), English slime, Ancient Greek λίμνη (límnē, marsh).

Likely cognate to Latin oblīvīscor (I forget).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lēvis (neuter lēve); third-declension two-termination adjective

  1. smooth, smoothed
Declension[edit]

Third-declension two-termination adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative lēvis lēve lēvēs lēvia
Genitive lēvis lēvium
Dative lēvī lēvibus
Accusative lēvem lēve lēvēs
lēvīs
lēvia
Ablative lēvī lēvibus
Vocative lēvis lēve lēvēs lēvia
Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “lēvis”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, pages 336-337